Lake Weiss Fishing Report June 2012

GON Staff | May 31, 2012

Weiss: Level: 0.6 feet low. Temp: Upper 70s. Clarity: Lightly stained.

Bass: Good. Guide Mike Carter reports, “Lake Weiss has really turned on with the fish coming off of their spawn and moving out to most of the shallow grasslines early, and then out to deeper ledges up in the day. Swimming a jig and fishing spinnerbaits through shallow grass in the early and late hours of the day has been a very consistent pattern. When the temps from the day move up, fishing big jigs and crankbaits out on the deeper ledges has been the main pattern. If things get real tough, one of the patterns that is always consistent for this lake is taking a worm or a jig and fishing around some of the many docks that are on this lake. Look for the docks with lights and rod holders on the end, as this is usually a sign that there is some type of structure out from this dock. A lot of these docks have structure under them, but the ones with the structure out from the docks are the one’s that can produce some great action. Guide Mark Collins said he’s finding bass, but they are still scattered. “Some are still shallow, and some have started moving deep to a summer pattern on main-lake points and humps and creek- and river-channel ledges,” Mark said. “Flipping a jig or tube to shallow brush and docks is catching the shallow fish. Carolina rigs, crankbaits and slow-rolling a 1/2-oz. spinnerbait is catching the deeper fish.”

Fair. “The spawn is pretty well over, and the crappie have moved back to deeper cover in 10 to 14 feet of water on brush and stumps in the flats and on creek- and river-channel ledges,” Mark said. “Spider rigging with live minnows is producing some good fishing. A lot of crappie are still being caught shooting docks with jigs. Crappie are also being caught under lights at night in 8 to 12 feet of water on the river channel in Little River and off of docks under lights at night.”

Stripers: Fair. “They are starting to be caught at the Cave Hole in Little River on live shad downlined and flatlined,” Mark said.

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